A Day at Camp Fletcher (Part Two: Resident Camp)

At Camp Fletcher, we have two summer program options: our Day Camp, as well as various weeks of resident camp. This summer, we have resident camps for 1st through 9th grade, including Campers vs. Wild. For older campers, we also have Leader in Training and Counselor in Training camps. Our resident camps are super special, and our campers get the opportunity to hike, swim, canoe, play games, and camp under the stars! If you’ve ever wondered if resident camp might be right for your child, then join us today for A Day at Camp Fletcher.

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Our resident campers are up at 7:00 every morning, and they spend the first hour of the day getting dressed and cleaning the cabin. They go to breakfast at 8, and head over the flag pole for the flag raising at 8:45. They have two activities in the morning – at 9:15 and 10:30 – and these can be anything from canoeing, swimming, field games, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts or outdoor living skills. Campers 4th grade and up will have the opportunity to participate in archery and pellet guns, and our campers who are 6th grade and up will be able to experience the ropes course. Activity two ends at 11:45, and campers then meet together at the flagpole to get ready for lunch.

Lunch is at noon, and then campers are given a reflection time from 12:45 to 1:45. At 1:45, resident campers participate in another activity followed by time at the General Store at 3:00. Swimming takes place for two hours in the late afternoon, and then campers start getting ready for dinner at 5:00. Dinner is at 6:00, followed by a nightly activity at 7:15. Campers shower each night after their activity, and lights out is at 10:30.

Once a week, we have a cookout and a camp out, often on the same night if the weather permits. These are a great time for our campers to experience nature, and they love cooking dinner over a camp fire and sleeping under the stars. The morning following camp outs, our residents wake up and go straight to breakfast in their pajamas, and then do cabin chores and get ready for the day after they eat.

Our resident campers have long days, and they get to do and experience a lot! On Fridays, before they depart, we have a pow-wow and closing ceremonies, and it’s always hard when a week of resident camp is over because our resident campers get a great opportunity to experience all the best Camp Fletcher has to offer. They will make close friends, bond with our summer staff, and learn more about themselves. We love watching our campers learn and grow, and resident camp is a great way to facilitate that!

If you haven’t registered for one of our summer programs yet, now is the time! Registration is filling up quickly, so please get your forms and deposits in as soon as possible in order to reserve your spot. For more information about pricing and dates, check out our summer brochure, or register online today!

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Spring Programs & Events!

flagsAt Camp Fletcher, we are ready for sunny days so we can get outside and have some fun! Before summer camp arrives, we are getting for some really awesome spring programs just for you! Our Spring Retreat is March 28 and 29, and is for kids from first grade to ninth grade. Cost is $35 before March 6 and $40 after, and includes meals. Our Spring Retreat is centered on fun springtime activities, including bubbles, s’mores and much more! For more information, click here to see the brochure and registration information.

On April 25 & 26, Camp Fletcher is hosting Spring Backpacking 101: The Basics for 6th-12th graders looking for adventure! Cost is $40 per camper, and spots are limited so be sure to register before April 16. For a complete packing list and registration information, click here.

In addition to these special events, we will also be hosting the Junk in Your Trunk Community Yard Sale on April 11. Spots are $5 and the event is free to the public. Spring is also a great time for field trips, and Camp Fletcher is the perfect way to get out of the classroom and offer your students a collaborative learning experience! We’re conveniently located, we’re affordable, and we provide a broad spectrum of academic and educational lesson plans which meet ASDE Core Curriculum Standards. For more information, check out our outdoor education page.

If you have questions or would like to register for any of our spring programs, visit us online or contact us today!